Renowned art detective Max Bittersohn (who also happens to be the beloved husband of Boston socialite Sarah Kelling) is enjoying a summer stroll when he's accosted by Countess Lydia Ouspenska. That vintage vamp and faithful forger of Byzantine bibelots has just been inducted into a secret "guild" of Renaissance-style art restorers headed by Bartolo Arbalest, aka the "Resurrection Man."
Is this menage of natty ne'er-do-wells up to no good? Recently restored objets d'art have begun vanishing from the homes of Boston's high society. And now Arbalest's one-time client -- fat, lovable George Protheroe -- has been found with an ancient spear sticking out of his chest.
Yet who'd have thought the old man to have so many sinful secrets? Not to mention a curse, a long-lost treasure, and a perfectly plotted plan of revenge! It's up to Max and Sarah to unearth the truth -- and lay to rest a past that refuses to stay dead and buried...
This paperback book is in very good condition with a light spine crease and minor cover wear.